The Postman Syndrome were too good for this world, or too ahead of their time, or maybe just too damn handsome. Or maybe their label was just going out of business right when their debut LP Terraforming was released. Whatever the case, the genre-jumping post-hardcore / progressive metal / alternative space rock quintet caught the attention of a small but devoted fanbase that has grown over time even after the band broke up in 2005. By then, they had written a follow-up record that was never properly recorded (the demos were eventually self-released in 2010 under the moniker God Relieve our Grief) and then…well, they mostly continued making music together.
Bassist Brett Bamberger and guitarist/vocalist Matt Lupo went on to form East of the Wall with original drummer Mike Somers, while bassist Bamberger, guitarist/vocalist Jim Stang, guitarist/vocalist Chris Alfano, later-era drummer Seth Rheam started Day Without Dawn. And when Day Without Dawn broke up, Alfano and Rheam joined East of the Wall as well (the latter replacing Somers for the second time). It’s all a bit incestuous.
So today East of the Wall mainly continues the band’s legacy, and the band’s former members have also played in numerous other projects (especially Bamberger, whose resume includes Revocation, Publicist UK, New Miserable Experience, River Black, and more), but fans continue to have an affinity for the collective’s initial endeavor. And now they can hear it with fresh ears, because Terraforming has been remixed from the ground up by Scott Evans (Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Covet, East of the Wall), and remastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Mutoid Man, Torche, East of the Wall) for a 20th anniversary vinyl rerelease from Silent Pendulum Records.